Wrong fuel in a Vauxhall Frontera Dti? Petrol in your Diesel Vauxhall?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall is a common mistake. And its remedy is determined by several different factors. If perhaps you would like to find out what you have to do about it then keep on reading.
These are the most crucial factors to think about when deciding on whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Petrol have you put in the Vauxhall, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of the Vauxhall Frontera Dti is in most cases roughly 80 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Petrol, as little as 4 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Frontera Dti will more often than not not really be a significant problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount less than 4 litres (which is approximately 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is in many instances capable of being sufficiently diluted simply by totally filling the rest of the tank with the right fuel.
      It is very rare to encounter a car or truck having difficulties due to under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it is very rare - not impossible to find. You can get some cars that will not stand any degree of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Between 4 and 8 litres of Petrol in the Vauxhall (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has proven that as many people get away with this as those who break down. Whenever deciding upon whether or not to risk it and just fill it up consider that it is much like betting your car on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything more than 8 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Frontera Dti should straightaway be drained out seeing that your probability of succeeding with that level of contamination is almost certainly lower than one in 50 - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance concerns since putting the wrong fuel in the Frontera Dti? In that case, get it drained regardless of the quantity of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive running a vehicle that is now starting to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination will probably just end up in more damage affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want assurance?
    In that case get it removed. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is inevitably a certain level of threat associated with running a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Possible implications of driving on the wrong fuel can include the engine not starting, running unevenly, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and so on. These are a few of the most common Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and if you observe any of them stop and have it removed as soon as possible.

Steer clear of getting any unqualified mechanic to attend your car. We are Vauxhall experts and have got the accreditation and knowledge necessary to ensure that you are back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall

Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Vauxhall Frontera Dti?

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Once completed You Get Going Again

When we are done you will be able to get back moving and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the top rated wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having nationwide service, for Vauxhall motorists particularly. We principally fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Car
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Vehicle
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Vauxhall specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Vauxhall vehicles. Whether or not it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you moving again.

The Procedure

The system of extracting Petrol from a Diesel car is fundamentally similar for most vehicles. Obviously it does differ to some degree as every make has their unique different fuel system. Having said that it still essentially observes the following principles:

Petrol in Diesel Vauxhall

Fuel Drain

Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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Vehicle Restart

Get the car up and running again

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Petrol in Diesel Questions

When someone has put Petrol in a Diesel car they have a few very common questions. So we have compiled a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions for you

I put Petrol in a Diesel car and drove it. What do I do?


Turn off the car as soon as possible and call us. Continuing to run a vehicle on the wrong fuel can potentially damage it. We will be able to give you advice and assistance based on your circumstances

Will driving a Diesel car on Petrol cause damage to it?


It can. However, if the problem is caught and remedied quickly the risks will be minimal. Of the 1,500 vehicles we attend every month, less than 0.5% have suffered and substantial damage requiring parts replacement.

How much Petrol can I get away with in a Diesel car?


The safe answer is none. However you might be able to get away with a very low contamination ratio. That being said, we always highly recommend draining anything over a 5% contamination ratio asap.

I know about petrol in diesel, but what about Super Unleaded?


Putting Super Unleaded, or Shell V-Power, BP Ultimate Unleaded, etc, will have the exact same effect as putting regular unleaded petrol in your diesel car and will need to be drained out and flushed.

Will getting you to do a fuel drain void my warranty?


No! The EU Block Exemption Regulations clearly state that "the work can be carried out by as long as that garage uses manufacturer approved parts and correctly follows the manufacturer's service schedule."

Can I top it up with Diesel and add some 2-stroke oil?


This might work on some vehicles in some cases, but in the majority on instances it won't and you risk damaging the Lambda sensors as well as fuel pump and injectors, just as a regular misfuel.

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